THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO LIVING WITH BREAST CANCER by Sharon Sorenson

By Sharon Sorenson

This consultant is for breast melanoma sufferers, their spouses and kids, and their households, co-workers, and associates. the writer hopes to respond to the sensible, way of life questions that each breast melanoma sufferer or family member has. The publication offers info, suggestions, counsel, and notion for every little thing from that first biopsy to the five-year check-up.

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You will not be able to participate fully in day-to-day activities. Will everything go smoothly? Probably not. But in what family do all things go smoothly under normal circumstances? As far as I know, family perfection exists only on television commercials, Christmas plates, and reruns of Father Knows Best. Such “perfection” is artificial and lasts for 30 minutes or less with two commercial breaks. We’re talking about having to cope with a serious illness for at least 6 to 12 months. Under most circumstances, your family and friends will be considerate and supportive, so don’t be afraid to ask them for help you could use.

Rest assured, someone there can help answer your questions, too. 31 Part 1 ➤ The Big Shock: First Events your call is usually answered fairly promptly. They can also provide referrals for information from other agencies. Helping Hand Keep careful notes when it comes to calling hotlines. If you’re calling a national hotline, lots of different folks answer the phones, so it’s the luck of the draw who takes your call. As a result, if you call back, it’s unlikely you’ll get the same volunteer who’ll know your particular concerns.

If you’re low income and age 40 or over, ask your doctor about free or low-cost breast screening. With the hundreds of local and state programs available, there is no reason for a person not to have a mammogram because she can’t afford it. Some women complain about how much a mammogram hurts. But, really, folks, it’s not that bad. Tales from the Trenches The irregularity on Clarine’s routine mammogram was five dots in an area smaller than a pea, located behind the nipple and against the chest wall.

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